Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology


Semester Three


Year Two


The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester. The average time to degree is approximately 5 years of full-time, year-round study; acceptable duration of the program is between 3 and 7 years.

The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology program as well as courses in other disciplines.

Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology Required Courses


Elective Course Options (Minimum of eight credit hours)


Students may substitute courses offered in other programs as electives to fulfill the Oral Biology elective credit requirement per permission of Graduate Program Director.

Additional Requirements


In addition to specific course requirements, students must complete additional PhD degree requirements, including satisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination, development and approval of a research proposal, writing and approval of the doctoral dissertation, and satisfactory performance on the Final Oral Examination (dissertation defense). See PhD Student Guide for additional requirements and details.